The Incredible Hulk #285 [Direct]
(July 1983)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Al Milgrom
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; Deluxe Editions Glossy interior (425 - 429); Direct Edition Glossy interior (430 - 442)
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #145)
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Today Is the First Day of the Rest of My Life (Table of Contents: 1)

Hulk / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [also appears as Bruce Banner] (origin retold); Zzzax (villain); Scott Lang; Rick Jones; Bereet; General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (flashback); Betty Ross (flashback); Avengers [Thor; Iron Man; Giant-Man; Wasp; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; She-Hulk] (cameo flashback); Namor the Sub-Mariner (cameo flashback); Leader (cameo flashback); Defenders [Doctor Strange; Valkyrie; Son of Satan; Gargoyle; Hellcat; Beast] (cameo flashback); Doc Samson (cameo flashback); Abomination (cameo flashback); Glenn Talbot (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Bruce Banner dictates his memoirs as Scott Lang supervises the building of Banner's new science lab for Stark Industries. When Zzzax appears at the construction site Banner must become the Hulk to defeat him.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Skin's Grab-Bag / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Al Milgrom ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Fred Rugar; Anthony Cardno; Jef Peckham

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 11, 1982
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 187,173
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 165,774
Owners: Marvel Comics Group, 387 Park Avenue South, New York, N.Y. 10016; Cadence Industries Corporation, 21 Henderson Drive, West Caldwell, N.J. 07006

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  2. 1. Today Is the First Day of the Rest of My Life
    Hulk
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Green Skin's Grab-Bag
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
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